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Staff Nurse - Outpatient Department

University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust (279)
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum pro rata
Closing date
31 May 2024

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Band 5
Contract Type
Part Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Outpatients department at Lewes Victoria Hospital for a part time Band 5 nurse.

To work within the clinical environment of this department covering a wide range of specialities , including Cardiac, Vascular, ENT, Digestive Diseases and Eye clinics. To support clinicians in the clinics. To assist with minor procedures. To keep up to date with training to ensure you are working to your full potential. To support and help educate junior members of the team and student nurses.

The post holder will work as part of the multi-disiplinary team under the supervision & guidance of the band 7. They will develop effective working relationships with consultants, registrars, junior doctors, nurses, patients,carers and reception staff.

We welcome applications from those who currently hold a UK NMC registration. If you currently hold an overseas nursing qualification and require sponsorship we are not currently direct hiring Internationally Qualified Nurses

Main duties of the job

To provide high quality of care supporting patients through their outpatient journey whether it be a clinic appointment or a procedure.

To create a welcoming and safe environment

To ensure staff are trained and knowledgeable about the area that they work within

Check stock and equipment to ensure clinics can run efficiently
  • To support patients throughout their outpatient journey. To provide support and education where appropriate.
  • To have excellent analytical and judgemental skills to best care for patients with a variety of conditions.
  • To learn to assist in minor operative procedures including dermatology procedures.
  • To be able to assist in emergency situations according to Trust policy.
  • To assess, develop and help implement patient care

About us

At UHSussex, diversity is our strength, and we want you to feel included to help us always put the Patient First, as shown in our Outstanding for Caring CQC rating. Your uniqueness and experiences will be part of our creative and innovative community where everyone is encouraged to succeed. We have a range of Staff Networks to help break down barriers, and can offer a buddy to help new members settle in. We're proud to be a Disability Confident Employer (Level 2) and a Veteran Aware Trust.

We treat our patients and staff with the same compassion and empathy we expect for ourselves. We're here for them when they need us, and we go above and beyond to meet their needs. This can be seen in our Wellbeing Programmefor staff which is extensive and designed to support you when you need it - because we know that to look after others we must first look after ourselves.

As a university trust and a leader in healthcare research, we value learning, teaching and training so that we can be the best that we can be. From the moment you start with us and throughout your career we will help you to grow and develop. We hope that in choosing UHSussex you are choosing a long and happy career where you will be able to see the difference you make and feel valued for all that you do.

We look forward to receiving your application and the start of your journey with UHSussex.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To work as a band 5 nurse to ensure a safe and professional environment is provided within our outpatients department.

To keep up to date with training to provide effective, evidence based care

To support the junior members of the team

To set up and assist with clinics

To work closely with other departments to provide a efficient service

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse, NMC


  • Diploma or Degree level study, Mentorship Module or ENB 998 NVQ Assesor

Knowledge and Training


  • Knowledge of the Band 5 Role Computer Literate An understanding of Post registration experience in an acute hospital setting. Understanding of own Accountability and Responsibilities. Aware of Health and Safety issues and Risk Management Aware of the importance of effective and rigorous adherence to infection control requirements


  • Evidence of Professional development since qualification

Skills & Experience


  • Post registration experience in an acute hospital setting. Excellent communication skills both verbal and written. Required to communicate, establish and maintain relationships. Motivate, negotiate, persuade, train others, empathise, communicate unpleasant news sensitively and provide counselling and reassurance. Ability to demonstrate good communication skills in dealing with difficult situations. Ability to communicate with people some with barriers to communication such as deafness, learning disabilities and potentially vulnerable patients.


  • Previous outpatient experience. Knowledge of requirements for patients undergoing outpatient procedures.
  • Venepuncture
  • Ability to carry out ECGs

Planning and organisational


  • Skills required to take charge of a clinical area. Reliable Flexible Demonstrates an understanding of the role


  • delegation skills

Physical skills


  • Advanced level of sensory skills and dexterity of use of the equipment. Must be physically able to maneuver equipment within the department as this is an integral part of the job role.Will need to have the ability to handle specimens, blood samples and deal with associated sights and smells. Keyboard skills , manual handling tasks, physical observations and to assist patients with personal hygiene as required.

Patient care


  • Responsibility for Patient care and maintenance of accurate record keeping. Demonstrates patient advocacy at all times Keen to develop and learn new skills

Financial and physical development


  • Recognises the importance of stock control and using all resources effectively. Understanding of personal duty of care for stock, equipment, and patient valuables Physically able to undertake use and maintenance of relevant equipment.

Human resources


  • Ability to plan work. Ability to assist with checking work. Ability to assist with identifying training needs. Keen to further develop and learn new skills to support the role. To facilitate the teaching of others


  • Experience of teaching or sharing skills and knowledge.

Behaviours & Attitudes


  • Demonstrates behaviours and attitudes that supports the Trust's Vision of We Care by being: oKind oFriendly oRespectful oProfessional oCompassionate oA Team

Personal Qualities


  • Team worker Enthusiastic and motivated Ability to work under pressure/stress. Tolerance Ability to use initiative. Keen interest in working in a variety of clinics.Professional appearance


  • Ability to deal with complex situations

Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion


  • Evidence of having undertaken own development to improve understanding of equalities issues
  • Evidence of having championed diversity in previous roles (as appropriate to role).

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust (279)


Lewes Victoria Hospital

Nevill Road



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